The Dodgers haven’t had an extremely active offseason thus far, making as many waves for what they didn’t do (like re-signing Trea Turner or Cody Bellinger) as what they did do (signing Shelby Miller and Noah Syndergaard). It’s an interesting time for the players, because as members of the union they want their teammates to get big contracts, but that often means going to play somewhere else.
Dodgers utility player Chris Taylor was on AM570 this week, and he was asked how closely he follows the hot stove of the offseason.
“I usually find out just like you guys do, just scrolling through Instagram and kind of come across it. Like, last night, I was scrolling through Instagram and I saw we signed Noah Syndergaard, and I was like, ‘Oh, that’s sweet!’ But yeah, I don’t usually find things out before the general public.
“But yeah, it’s been interesting. It’s definitely been a crazy offseason. I think it’s been really good from the players’ side. It seems like there’s a lot of action and movement happening, which is great. Obviously, the Dodgers as a team, we’ve lost some guys, and it’s tough for us as players. You know, it’s kind of bittersweet. We’re happy for our friends, that they are able to sign a contract that’s good for them and their families, but at the same time, selfishly, I want those guys to be back in Dodger blue and we’re gonna miss them. But yeah, it’s definitely a bittersweet feeling, but I wish all those guys the best and I’m happy for them.”
So don’t feel back when you find out on Twitter or Instagram about a move the Dodgers made. Chances are, most of the players found out the same way.
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